from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as tar.
  • To strike to the earth.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Monday, October 20, 2008 at 04: 07 PM tourner autour du pot - to beat around the bush payer les pots cassés - to pick up the pieces un pot de terre contre un pot de fer - someone weak up against someone strong (the pot de terre is a clay pot, against an iron pot, un pot de fer)

    pot - French Word-A-Day

  • This little pied-à-terre is worth something in the region of £500,000 according to the newspapers.

    Archive 2007-05-27

  • Rustic homes and stone cabanos are sprinkled across the hillside with terraces of their own, in terre cuite* and iron, covered with bright red bougainvillea, periwinkle-blue liseron* and other colorful and climbing flowers.

    la marche (Italy, part 1) - French Word-A-Day

  • I receive this flash-priority hush-hush ukase from S directing me to this pied-à-terre from the third — no, second — circle of hell.

    Florence of Arabia

  • Pommes itself is a shortening of pommes de terre, literally “apples from soil,” as in “earth apples,” French for “potatoes.”

    The English Is Coming!

  • I am to carry la pomme de terre grand, while Ludmilla must be content with her humble beet!

    Diary of a Bolshoi Potato Dancer

  • I with terre Kerry all the best and my prayer is up on you and your family as a whole.

    Kerry's wife battling cancer

  • Once the house sells, Mr. Sanborn said he is considering a smaller Manhattan pied – à – terre downtown.

    Sanborn Seeks Home High Note

  • Heureux ceux qui sont morts pour la terre charnelle,

    Good advice

  • « Je vais proposer au président Obama, avec qui j'aurai l'occasion de m'entretenir dans les heures qui viennent, que les États-Unis, le Brésil, le Canada, et d'autres encore, prennent l'initiative de convoquer une grande conférence pour la reconstruction et le développement en Haïti », a-t-il indiqué à l'issue d'une réunion ministérielle consacrée au tremblement de terre qui a, selon les estimations, fait des dizaines de milliers de victimes.

    more on haiti.

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.